Two practical ways to counteract a life of busyness:
1. The Discipline of Silence & Solitude
•This discipline involves taking intentional time in the quiet to be alone with God. is the practice of our "waiting for God"
•Jesus modeled this throughout his ministry (Luke 4:1-2, Matthew 14:1-13, Luke 6:12-13)
•This is NOT isolation, but instead learning to be still, learning to listen to God, and learning that prayer is about connecting with his presence.
•Sabbath is a day blessed by God for rest and worship
•In Genesis 2, God saw all that he had made, it was good, and he rested.
•Many people, when they think of Sabbath, point to the 10 commandments, but Sabbath actually predates the law
•Sabbath was intended to be a day set aside for worship, for rest, not another day for busyness, not another day to accomplish things